Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Fritillaries Galore In Rankinston Area

Yesterday I followed the track which runs from the end of the road above Rankinston below Bow Hill as far as Dunston Hill (NS4312 and NS4412) and counted 60+ Dark Green Fritillaries and 8 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, many of these were found on the first grassy hillocks to the right of the path just beyond the wooden bridge.

Other butterflies seen in this area were:-
1 Large White, 2 Green-veined Whites, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small Heath, 76+ Ringlets and 9 Meadow Browns.

I also searched the Bow Bing for Graylings but none were found.

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